You should not get that. Even before college–but certainly from college on–I have studied types of writing. The Bible cannot be read as an Encyclopedia, a textbook, a news article–or for that matter, even a storybook. Writing materials were also scarce and expensive, and an entire picture had to be presented succinctly. Fortunately, Hebrew was a language of pictures. Unfortunately, English is not. We do not understand what early Hebrews immediately took in.
What I never forget about the Bible, no matter how much it is inspired by God, it was written by man, through the lens of human eyes and human experiences–and that those specific human experiences are not my specific experiences.
This is their story, and I have to understand it as they did in order to learn the lessons being presented. Inspired by God, they did not write the Bible wrong. We are reading it wrong. Think of it this way…their story, God’s lessons.